What is Azor (Amlodipine/Olmesartan) prescribed for?
This medication is used to treat high blood pressure. This is a measure of force of blood that pushes itself against the blood vessel walls. It also makes the heart work harder to pump blood out of the body, which contributes to the hardening of arteries, strokes, kidney disease, and may lead to heart failure. By taking this medication it works to lower your high blood pressure to help prevent such problems.
This product contains two medications. Amlodipine and Olmesartan. They both work by relaxing blood vessels so blood may flow at a much easier pace.
This medication is taken by mouth, with our without food. Usually once a day unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Keep in mind that the dosage prescribed to you is based on your medical condition and your response to the treatment.
If you take medication that helps to lower your cholesterol, take Azor at least 4 hours before any of these medications.
You will only gain the full benefit of this medication if you take it regularly. It is important that you continue taking this medication regardless of how you are feeling. Please note that this medication may take up to 2 weeks before you begin to feel the full effect of the medication.
Before using Amlodipine/Olmesartan, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, a certain heart valve condition (aortic stenosis), severe loss of body water and minerals (dehydration).
Too much sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting may cause you to feel lightheaded. Report prolonged diarrhea or vomiting to your doctor.
This product may increase your potassium levels. Before using potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Dizziness or lightheadedness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. Headache or flushing may also occur. If any of these effects persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: swelling hands/ankles/feet, fainting, fast heartbeat, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), symptoms of a high potassium blood level (such as muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat), severe/persistent diarrhea.
Some people who already have severe heart disease may rarely develop worsening chest pain or a heart attack after starting this medication or increasing the dose. Get medical help right away if you experience: worsening chest pain, symptoms of a heart attack (such as chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.